Thursday, December 9, 2010

Community Council Hears from Chick-fil-A

Click on Photo for Community Council Agenda
Tonight the Dunwoody Community Council will hear from representatives from Chick-fil-A on their proposal for a restaurant, with a double drive-thru, at the site of the old Blockbuster near Jett Ferry Rd.  According to the city's website, the Community Council board, which is made up of seven Dunwoody residents, serves as a recommending board to the Planning Commission and the City Council.  Its main function is to provide the public additional opportunity to review rezoning requests, special land use permit requests and code text amendments.
It will be interesting to see the council's recommendation to the city, especially with the Dunwoody Homeowners' Association voting against it (I did not vote as I was in Kiawah Island, South Carolina on a cold and windy golf trip!  See photo below).  I know of at least one member of the council who would like to see Chick-fil-A become the flagship business to re energize this sleepy shopping center, however, might not agree with the necessary zoning change to allow it.  My guess is, the Community Council will follow in the footsteps of the DHA (see previous post for reasons why). 
Personally, I'd love to have a Chick-fil-A at this location.  But not if it means rezoning - the consequences are too great.

1 comment:

Don Converse said...

I don't know what took more courage, playing golf in cold weather, or advertising that you went to non bowl bound Texas